Devils retire Martin Brodeur’s jersey, plus updates on Evgeni Malkin, Petr Mrazek, Johnny Gaudreau and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
The Maple Leafs sent captain Dion Phaneuf to the Senators in a nine-player trade on Tuesday. The New Jersey Devils retired Martin Brodeur’s jersey. Details and more in your NHL hat trick.
Notable NHL Headlines.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville stormed out of a post-game press conference after addressing his club’s second “no goal” call in three games.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (lower-body injury) is expected to miss three more games.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Last night’s 9-2 beatdown by the LA Kings over the Boston Bruins was an indicator of how much the latter misses power forward Milan Lucic, who was dealt to the Kings last summer in a cost-cutting move.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames faced the Toronto Maple Leafs last night without stars Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Along with forward Lance Bouma, the trio were scratched from the lineup for showing up late for work one day earlier. The Flames went on to beat the Leafs 4-3.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Good call by Flames head coach Bob Hartley, as doing nothing to discipline the trio would’ve seemed like favoritism to the rest of the roster.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek’s recent hot streak makes him the league leader in goals-against average (1.97) and co-leader in save percentage (.933).
PHILLY.COM: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds took exception to New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault insinuating he’s a dirty player after Simmonds sucker-punched Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh, who is currently sidelined with a suspected concussion.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri could face supplemental discipline for making a throat-slashing gesture toward Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano.
CBS SPORTS: Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling went out of his way to help a stranger who was down on his luck.
NBC SPORTS: Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry missed the Habs 4-2 win last night over the Tampa Bay Lightning with a lower-body injury. The Canadiens were also missing forward Brian Flynn, who’s sidelined for the next six-to-eight weeks with a lower-body injury.